MONTREAL, March 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - How many of us are victims of prejudice? Who is most likely to encounter prejudice? How often does it occur? What are the principal sources of prejudice?
ENSEMBLE for the respect of diversity and the Association for Canadian Studies will be releasing a ground-breaking new survey providing insight into these questions to mark International Day for the Prevention of Racial Discrimination.
«Prejudice takes multiple forms and its persistence takes a high toll on the social, cultural and economic advancement of our society» says Anne Lagacé Dowson, President and CEO of ENSEMBLE for the respect of diversity. «This study gives us a clearer idea who is being targetted and therefore how we can go about better integrating people into the economy and the main stream of the culture.» she pointed out.
On the eve of Quebec's 14th Annual Action Week Against Racism, media is invited to the release of a report Probing Prejudice : A Ground Breaking Study on Place, Frequency and Sources that examines the incidence of prejudice in Quebec, and in Canada. The study complements this year's theme "Hiring to Integrate" of AWAR.
ENSEMBLE for the respect of diversity, is Quebec's biggest anti bullying and anti discrimination organization.
Media are invited to the release of this new study Wednesday, March 20, at 10h00 at the offices of ENSEMBLE for the respect of diversity
180 René Levesque Boulevard East
SOURCE: Tolerance Foundation
For further information:
Anne Lagacé Dowson
President and CEO of ENSEMBLE
(514) 244-7941 cell
Association of Canadian Studies
(514) 240-9548 cell